Omni San Francisco Hotel Review

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500 California St., San Francisco CA 94104
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Editor’s Review of Omni San Francisco Hotel

The Financial District building that houses the Omni San Francisco Hotel was once a bank -- and that history shows in the luxurious accommodations Omni has crafted in its 10-year renovation of the Florentine Renaissance building. Every inch of the hotel, opened in 2002, is full of opulent details, from a chandelier the size of a small car in the lobby to polished wood and marble floors throughout the public spaces. True to Omni's tradition of making each of its properties unique, it decked out the hotel in shades of blue, grey, and gold to represent the sea foam and golden sunsets of San Francisco Bay.

The same care typifies the service in this 322-room hotel, where everyone from housecleaning staff to the concierge are
... more encouraged to help and interact with guests. Don't be surprised to find a friendly note from cleaning staff admiring a child's stuffed animal -- or an extra towel or two if your family seems to be going through a lot. While the hotel lacks any official kids' activities, or even a pool, it makes up for it somewhat in some special perks for young guests, such as a backpack full of activities and milk and cookies upon arrival.

Besides the luxurious accommodations, the real advantage of staying here is the location. While the FiDi (as the Financial District is called) doesn't bustle with activity itself during weekends, it lives in close proximity to many downtown neighborhoods such as North Beach and Chinatown, both full of people-watching and shops, restaurants, and cafes for tourists. The pedestrian-friendly Embarcadero -- the long wharf along the Port of San Francisco -- is also only a few blocks away. Last but not least, one branch of San Francisco's famous cable car runs right outside the door down California Street. Visitors can take the car downtown to Union Square, the heart of the city, in just a few minutes, or transfer to the car that runs down to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Luxe accommodations and service
  • Cable car right outside the door
  • Goodie bags for the kids
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
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lillianfahr
I recently spent 4 nights at the Omni in San Francisco and the location was excellent. It was walking distance to everything, including great shopping, excellent restaurants and unbelievable sites. I would definitely stay ...
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Deluxe Rooms
The standard rooms at the Omni San Francisco are on the smaller side at 385 square feet. They are appointed in luxurious style, with either one king or two double beds with comfy pillow-top mattresses, elegant wood furniture, and jewel-toned pillows and curtains. Rooms include a chair and writing desk, and 40-inch, flat-screen TVs with OnDemand movies. DVD players are also available upon request. Bathrooms include marble vanities, bathtubs, and Gilchrist & Soames amenities.

Premier Rooms
While identical to Deluxe rooms, Premier rooms are located on higher floors and feature a view of the downtown skyline.

Signature Rooms
The same size as Deluxe and Premier Rooms, the Signature rooms occupy the top several floors of the hotel and feature a few significant upgrades, including a 42-inch television, iPod dock, and free Wi-Fi.

California Suites
Spacious and airy with 14-inch vaulted ceilings, the Omni's 15 suites offer much more room to stretch out, with 600 square feet of space. They include both a king-size bed and a sitting area with a fold-out sleeper sofa, as well as all the extra amenities of Signature Rooms. They also feature a view of San Francisco's iconic cable car as it rattles by on California Street.

Presidential Suite
The most exclusive accommodation at the hotel, the Presidential Suite features a king bed and sleeper sofa, along with wet bar, dining table, and its own Jacuzzi. The room next door can be added to create a 1,300-square foot two-bedroom suite.

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